Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Ending FCC Blackout Rules May Be Broadcast TV's Demise
Beastie Boys Sue; Law Prof's 'Head Spins'
Polsinelli Podcast - What's Next in Health Reform 2014
Breaking Bad: Is Final Episode a Trade Secret?
Redskins Name Is an 'Ethnic Slur,' Says Lawyer
Fantasy Football: The Legal Reality
Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
Inside NFL's Jaguars Owner's Fulham FC Purchase
What is a domain name? Is it the same as a company name?
Porn Copyright Trolls Receive Punitive Sanctions
Yankees' Lawyer on Manchester City MLS Partnership
Patent Series: Protecting inventions
Trademark Series: Use-based trademark protection
Trademark Series: Protecting your mark from becoming generic
Trademark Series: Matching your commercial strategy
Trademark Series: Building a global brand
Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
On June 12, 2015, Treasury Department issued its National Money Laundering Risk Assessment (NMLRA) and National Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment (NTFRA). This is the Department’s first NMLRA release in a decade and its...more
The SEC filed two actions centered on an advisory firm that serves on high net worth individuals, primarily current and former professional athletes. The actions are based on the theft of client funds and a failure to...more
Recent enforcement actions by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission have raised the profile of corruption in international sport and highlight unique FCPA compliance concerns. This note will explain...more
This interesting, but atypical case, involves one of the many possible issues that can arise from the use of unlicensed finders to raise securities.
Five years ago, Daniel Azouri met Marvin Lipschultz at the Cannes...more
The announcement of the integration between SNAI and Cogemat/Cogetech is just the beginning of a season of major acquisitions in gaming sector. But what is the right approach to enter into a new market or consolidate the...more
The Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) is a complex set of federal laws and regulations that require “financial institutions” to keep records, make reports, and conduct due diligence as a means of helping the federal government detect...more
The US District Court for the Northern District of California recently dismissed with prejudice a securities fraud class action against Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) and its officers, holding that the plaintiffs’ amended...more
Australia: Courts not siding with cricket “pitchside” gambler -
A British man banned from attending Cricket Australia matches for pitchsiding has indicated his intention to challenge the legality of the ban. ...more
I hadn't written anything yet about the multiple shareholder actions challenging the merger of PokerTek -- a developer and distributor of electronic table (gambling) games -- with Multimedia Games -- another developer and...more
On 28 January 2015, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) rejected a relief application by the issuer of ’risk management facilities’ used by sporting clubs and retailers. The application for Australian...more
The US District Court for the Northern District of California recently dismissed a securities fraud class action against Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) and named officers and directors, holding that optimistic statements about...more
Yesterday (20 October 2014), as part of its agenda for boosting employment, domestic consumption and other areas of the Chinese economy, China’s Cabinet, the State Council, issued new guidelines ?2014?(the “Guidelines“) to...more
Welcome to Issue #1 of the Manatt Digital Media (MDM) newsletter. Initially, we will publish these monthly—and look forward to receiving your feedback, since we want this to be a conversation and bring information and...more
A now retired Deloitte & Touche LLP partner settled charges that he violated the auditor independence rules, engaged in improper professional conduct and caused a firm audit client to violate Exchange Act Section 13(a). The...more
The Commission directed the institution of an administrative proceeding charging recidivist Stanley Jonathan Fortenberry, an unregistered fund adviser, with fraud in connection with the operation of a fund supposedly tied to...more
On April 28, 2014, shares of Fantex, Inc. (Fantex), which are linked to the performance and earnings of Vernon Davis, star tight end of the San Francisco 49ers, were sold to the public. Other professional football players for...more
In a story right out of the movies, complete with “poison pills” and “white squires,” the SEC announced on March 13, 2014 that motion picture company Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation settled charges that it failed to...more
A California jury recently awarded Catherine Zulfer, a former accounting executive at Playboy Enterprises, $6 million after finding that Playboy violated the whistle-blower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX)...more
In This Issue -
..World Class: The International Proliferation of Class Actions
Noted With Interest:
..Inequitable Conduct After Therasense: Calling a Knave a Knave
In the world of perk-based crowdfunding, film and entertainment projects have been some of the most successful projects. But perk-based financing has its limits even in this glamorously attractive industry. Today my fellow...more
The race is on between the New Jersey Legislature and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Both are considering legislation to permit entrepreneurs to raise funds through equity crowdfunding.
Do You Know What Day It Is? The Risks and Benefits of the Animal Spokesperson
by Dan Brecher on October 9, 2013
Does Grumpy Cat have more Twitter followers than your business? If so, maybe it’s time for an animal...more
In what can fairly be interpreted as a favorable decision for any business whose success depends upon copyrighted intellectual property, on August 8, 2013, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Marvel...more
In 2007, the Department of Corporations issued this Desist & Refrain Order against Mahmoud Karkehabadi and others for violations of the Corporate Securities Law of 1968. The Department also made a criminal referall to the...more
Putting an end to shareholder derivative litigation arising from News Corp.’s phone-hacking scandal, the company’s directors agreed last week to a record-breaking $139 million cash settlement. According to the plaintiffs’...more
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